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VOL. XVILI, NO.
1 'U(l No. 1 Creocent, in good condition,
will sell for $18 cash; 1 Second-Hand
"Humbler," with new $10 tires just put.
on, will sell at $25; 1 '07 model Eagle at
$80;;i Second Hand Columbia at $12; 1
Second-Hand Cleveland at $25; also,
those new Clevelands, which we are sell?
ing nt $37.50 cash, or $10 on installments
?$10 cash and $5 per month.
ROANOKE CYCLE COMPANY,
108 Salem avenue s. w.
What Pattik did for
5 them in two of his handi- ?
J caps on a COLUMBIA ? S
$ EDWARDS. GREEN i
0 Miliiufu? lurliiL' Jowelor und *J
$ O rail unto Optician, A
4 6 SALEM AVE. 9
^ Agency Columbia and Hartford ?
5 Bicycles. i
IF YOU WERE"
AT THE RACES
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
You have not forgotten how Nelms and
Hanna rode the "Spalding" to the win?
These men are fast riders and know a
good wheel when they see one. They
say the "Spalding" is the BEST WHEEL
BUILT. It won them a number of
prizes too numerous to mention.
THE FISHBURN CO.,
10 Campbell avenue.
One slightly used upright
piano, full size, good as new;
sold one year ago for $350;
now $225 on easy payments
()ne good second-hand Knabe
Square Piano, $50.00?easy
Good, slightly-used organ,
Call while we have these bar?
gains. It will pay you.
J. E. ROGERS & CO..
No. 115. Jefferson street.
UNION oh" the track. Value of
prizes won by this whec', $7S 25,
out of a possible $120 for Roan
oke riders. John Hanna and Pat
tie made the little "WHITE
HEAD7! hum. Two firsts, one
second and lour thirds, also half
mile track record.
ENGLEBY & BR0. ;0.
17 Salem avenue.
A NEW CONDITION.
The New York C'?y Campaign Develops
a Unique Situation.
New,York, Oct. 9.?The passing of the
minor organizations in politics is one of
the notable features of this campaign.
They have died of inanition. In pist
campaigns they mnnaged to exist on the
patronage they obtained from the regu?
lar parties as the price of their support,
nut they are now starveil out.
No party this time would make term*
with any of the factional bargain-counter
organizations, and without, money, cflices
or promises of offices they could not hold
Whichever side wins, the politicians
say they are glad of one thing in this
campaign, and that is that it hns been
demonstrated that they can get alone
without "union for patronage nud pay."
SMITH AS AN EDUCATOR.
Atlanta. Gn., Oct. 0?Hon Hoke
Smith, former Secretary Jot the Interior,
has-been elected president of the Atlanta
board of education to succeed Judce
Howard VanEpps. resigned. Mr. .Smith's
election was unanimous. He represents
the Sixth ward on the board.
Dr. J. K. Smith, of Hawaii, As?
sassinated by Natives.
THE MURDERED MAN WRITING A
LETTER TO HIS BETHROTHED
AT THE TIME?THE CRIME WAS
CAREFULLY PLANNED AND
WELL EXECUTED?THE DEED
HAS CAUSED GREAT EXCITE?
MENT IN THE ISLAND. .
Honolulu, vln San Francisco, Oct. 0.?
Dr. J. K. Smith, government physician
at Koloa, Island of Knul, and brother of
Attorney General Smith, was shot down
in his doorway on the 24 ultimo, by Ka
pea,"a native, whose [mother and sisters
Dr. Smith hud declared were lepers, and
ordered to Molokai. The crime was care?
fully plnuned and well executed. Dr.
Smith was writiug 1u his office about 0
p. in., when a knock summoned him to
the door, The assassin was lying in wait
Id the shadow of the house, und >s the
door was thrown open, lie shot the doctor
through the heart. The murder has
caused the greatest 'excitement in all the
Dr. Smith was unmairied, but two un?
married sisters kept house for liim. Roth
ladies had retired for the night just prior
to the shooting. Awakened by the pis?
tol shot, one rushed out just in time to
see her "brother'fall upon the veranda,
while the other from the second story
window saw two men mount their
horses and gallop away. Just before be
met Iiis death he was writing a letter to
his betrothed, 'mn Miss Drewer, in Sau
Francisco. Ho bad just penned these
words when a knock at the door Intel
rupted him: "I have just been looking
at your protrait. I wonder if I shall ever
see that dear, sweet face again.'1
Dr. Smith .vas a son of Rev. James
Smith, for many years a missionary in
charge of the work among the natives
on Kaul. He was born on the island and
educated In Honolulu, taking a special
coarse of study nftrrwarda at the New
York Medical College.
Hut for the cowardice of the accom?
plice of the murderer the assassins would
probably have never been caught. The
brother of tne murderer, who held the
assassin's horse while ho shot Dr. Smith,
turned State's evidence, and on the
strength of his story Kapea, his mother
and six other persons were arrested as
ORIOLES WIN AGAIN.
Hoston, S Oct. II.?Baltimore won
another game from Boston to day?a
game which had very little good playing
on either side.
The score: Boston 11 runs, 17 hits, 2
errors. Baltimore, 12 runs, 13 hits, I
error. Batteries: Stivetts and Yeager;
Nops and Bowerman.
FOOTBALL YESTERDA Y.
At. Philadelphia?Univers'ty of Penn?
sylvania, 58; Lehigh Unlversltv. 0.
At New Haren?Yale. 82; Williams, 0.
At Arinr?polia?Princeton, 20; Naval
AtlEaston, Pa.?-Lafayette, 84; Bethle?
hem Agricultural College, 0.
At Cambridge, Mass.?Harvard, ltf;
At Orange Oval?Knickerbocker, 10;
At West Point?Military Cadets, G;
MICHAEL STILL KING.
Philadelphia, Oct. 9.--At the Willow
Grove track this afternoon Jimmy Mich?
ael lowered the hour bicjclo -ecord, cov?
ering 82'miles and 052 yards in sixty
minutes, lowering Stock's record by 21)0
Gardiner against time made five miles
in 10 minutes 23 1-5 seconds, benting the
world's amateur record antl also Michael's
record for a mile, 1:423-5. ?
THEY AGREE TO FIGHT.
Kan Francisco, Oct. 9.?George Dixon
and Solly Smith to day signed an agree?
ment to fight iu this city on somo day in
February, the exact date to be agreed
RESULTS IN KILLING.
Welch, W. Va., Oct. 9.?Wm. Shields,
of Keystone, near here, went to the bouse
of John Young, at Algoma, where ho
sat down to rest. He had been there five
minutes when Brown Gallow?y came
into the room, with revolver in hand,
and fire'i four shots at Shields. A lively
fight then ensued. Shields grabbed
Galloway, who in turn placed a revolver
ngninst his side and fired, killing him
instantly. Galloway went to the moun?
tains, where he was captured. It seems
that Shields indictedi Galloway in the
United States court and an old grudge
has existed between them since then.
TO OVERHAUL BIG LINERS.
Newport News, Va., Oct. 9.?The con
tract for repairing the International lin
era St. Paul, St. .Louis, Paris and New
York has been awarded ny the American
line to the Newport News Shipbuilding
mid Dry Dock Company. The amount
mentioned in the "ontract is sa'd to be at
least $200,000. None of the vessels will
arrive for repairs nrior to January 1.
THE CHICKERING PiANO IN VIR
From New York Music Trades.
The Hoi hie Piano Co., of Roanoke,
Va., will hereafter represent Checkering
<& Sons in that part of the country. This
company is one of the most progressive
and substantial music houses in Vir?
ginia, and it is safe ?o predict, thnt. with
the Chick er ing as its leader it will gain
additiwual strength and win uesv tri?
Vorecaat for Virginia: fair; cooler;
no thtteit winde.
NOKE, VA., SUND
HIS EYE ON HAWAII.
Huntington Wants a Monopoly on
the Island's Trade.
Honolulu, via San Francisco, Oct. 9.?
Unless signs are all wrong C. P. Hunt?
ington is seeking to secure the same kind
of inouopoly in the Sandwitch Islands
that he possesses in California.
On the best authority it is learned that
the Pacific Mall Steamship Company is
negotiating with Spreckles for the pur?
chase of a managing interest 'in the Oce?
anic Steamship Company, with a view to
eliminating the Oceanic line from compe?
tition in the inland trade and securing
that trade entirely for the Pacific Mail.
Col. George It. McFarland, who Is not?
ing as flag owner of the China, Harra -
coata and A/.teo, lor the Pacitlc Mall
Company, arrived from California by the
last steamer and bete awaits the arrival
of Genural Mauager Schwerin, of the Pa?
cific Mail line, who comes ostensibly to
visit the various agencies of the lino in
the islands and Orient, but has a scheme
on foot for the absorption of the Oceanic
Steamship Company. The Pacific Mail
Steamship Company is one of .the three,
and perhaps four, great factors iu oppo?
sition to annexation ror~bus'ness reasons
The other factors are the Sugar Trust,
the Standard Oil Company, and perhaps
the Spreckels interests in the. islands.
These fact:ons are not opposed to annex?
ation lor political reasons, but from mer?
During the coming session of Congress
tlte Senate will be the battleground of
the fighters for suprcrnacy, and it is
probable tliat if any one of them secures
the upper haul it will use it-* influence
to securo theannexation'of thejislands. If
the battle is even there will he very littlo'
prohnhiliy of annexation during the com?
ing session of Congress. Such is the
view cf the situation which is taken by
the hfcEt informe?' persons in the city.
GRAND OPENING at Eaook's Bazaar.
The latest novelties in Pattern Hats,
Dress Goods, Silks and Velvets.
WILL THERE BE OPPOSITION?
The Republicans Still Figuring on the
Question of a Legislative Ticket.
The Republicans of Roauoke have been
for the past two days iu a perfect stew
over the proposed legislative ticket which
they have been trying to agri-fa upon. It
seems that they have been trying to se?
lect a ticket that would be altogether
agreeable to the two wings of the Repub?
lican party and at the same time trim
their sails so as to catch tQfcihdependent,
Populist and Prohibition vote.
Several conferences have already been
held of an informal nature, and it was
believed that yesterday would bring the
matter to a focus, but the meeting held
at -I o'clock did not pan out. It is said
that no agreement could be reached on
account of Crnig couuty not being repre?
It is understood that they are deliber?
ating the matter with the intention of
putting out the strongest possible candi?
dates. It Is believed that the honor will
be given to Craig so far as one candidate
is concerned, and the other may be an in?
dependent. It is also urged that Gee.
W. Ramsey is the man from Roanoku to
make the fight.
There is no daubt but that the ticket
will be a strong one if all the opposing
factions of the Repuidican party can
agree and stick together, hut what the
final results will be cannot be known
uutil the final vote is counted. A man
named Reed from Craig is spoken of,
but no information if a definite charac?
ter could be gleaned from the Republi?
cans last night, except that so far t hey
had done nothing, hut would hold
another meeting on Monday morni.ig,
when the question would be finally set?
Among thoso prominently identified
with the move are the Lamb wing of the
Republican party, including .1 S. Pattio,
A. S. Asberry, Editor Lawson, of the
Roanoke American; Postmaster Brand,
of Salem; Common wealth's Attorney
Baer, of Salem, and perhnps a few inde?
pendents, although to a man up a
stump it seems as if the latter class of
voters were holding aloof.
One thing is sure, that what is done
must he done quickly,as the law requires
that the names of all candidates must be
certified to the clerk of the courts twenty
days before the election. Tuesday is the
last day of gTace and If candidates are
selected it will take nt'lenst one day to
get them certified to the clerk of the
court of Craig com ty. This will evi?
dently out an important figure in the
proceedings on Monday morniug.
PROSPERITY IN VIRGINIA.
What a Well Known Silver Democrat Re?
ports of His Observations.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 9.?A well known
free silver Democrat, who has just re?
turned from an extensive trip through
the counties of Southside and Southwes?
tern Virginia, says that the title of pros?
perity has set in in those sections. The
farmers are in better spirits, this gen?
tleman declares, than he has known
them for many years.
In the Southwest the cattlemen find
ready sale for nil their stock at good
prices, and the people aro pressing for?
ward in better spiiits then observed fot !
many years past. The small factories
are running full time and many of them
have ali the orders they can handle for
some little time to come.
The conclusion of Ibis gentleman is
that it will do no good to attempt to
decry the indications of better times,
which are so plainly visible In all of the
twenty or thirty counfes whicli he has
visited, and In ?vhich he took care to
make observations with a view of ascer?
taining the condition of business and the
feeling a ?ong the agriculturists.
INSANE OVER A JOKE.
Poterson, N. J., Oct. 9. ?Matthew Ber?
gen, aged 2-1 years, who wont insane be?
cause some friends jokingly accused him
of murdering a man, this morning gave
himself up to the police. Medical author?
ities wilt make an examination and he
will probably be tent to an asylum.
A.Y. OCTOBER lO.
LOVE FIGURED IN IT.
How the Fair Gossie Escaped
From Her Prison.
Havana, Oct. 9.?The escnpe of Seno
rica E van gell ua Cos?de, otherwise Cossie
Clsneros has caused quite a sensation
The investigation nude by the author?
ities has developed a number of addi?
tional facts in the case. Ir. is now as?
serted that the young woman escaped be?
tween 11 o'clock and midnight of Wedne*
Jay over the root of a neighboring house
and through it tothe'strcet below, O'Far
rall lane, and not into the street where
the police found a hand ladder.
On the roof of the adjoining house the
authorities found three planks, each
about three feet loug and eighteen inches
wide, Joined together by strong hinges,
so as to servers a bridge, enabling a per?
son to pass from the roof of the prison to
the roof of the house referred to. The
authoritier also found on the roof a
Smith and Wesson revolver of large cali?
bre, having the six chambers loaded, and
a new knotted rope, which hnd evidently
been used as a life lino or glutting lope to
enable the escaping prisoner to cross
the blanKbrldge which had been extended
by her accomplices from the house near
the Casa de Recdjldns to the roof of that
prison. The revolver, the knotted rope
and t l?e portable bridge, as well as other
discoveries made by the police, show that,
the escape of Senorita Cossie was long
and carefully planned. She must have
been in constant communication with
those who enabled* her to escape from
the Casa de Recojidns, where she was im
prisoned with all other women.,
Some of the details of jthe rcung Cu?
ban's escape are quite romantic. It ap?
pears that n real estate agent named Ma?
riano Fernandez, who 'was in charge of
the house. No. 1 O'Farrall laue, declared
that he recently rented that building to
two well-dressed young men. The latter
seemed to be highly respectable, hired
the house for two months and paid the
rent in advance. The building was
poorly furnished, the principal room In
it containing an old table, a washstand,
a wardrobe, an antique sideboard, six old
chairs, six plates an1' two cats. But the
young men seemed to be perfectly satis?
fied with their surroundings, and little
or no notice of them was taken by the
neighbors or by anybody else, in spite of
the fact that the house was situated close
to the prison in wbicli tho young Cuban
girl, whose story caused such a sensation
in the United States, was confined.
When the rooms at No. 1 O'Farrall laue
were searched, In addition to tho articles
already described, tho police found a bag
of lime, a can of paint and a large brush,
which might have been used for the ap?
plication of either lime or paint. Inside
tho window through which Senorita
Cossie escaped, the police discovered a
b d sheet, and as this apartmeut was her
sleeping room the authorities are In?
clined to believe that the sheet, was used
by the escaping prisoner to envelop her?
self with the'ohject of deceiving her room?
mates, if she was unlucky enough to
awaken them, into the belief that sho
was moving about in her night clothes.
The quarter of the prison which wns
occupied by Senorita Cossie is known as
the New Hall, for the reason that it was
constructed only seven months ago. It
was s"t arart for the use of pnlit'cnl pris?
oners, and was quite comfortable com?
pared with other Spanish prisons.
' The companions of the young Cuban
woman whom s-he left behind say that
the day before Senorita Cossie escaped
she received a package believed to have
contained drugged candies. In any case
tho senorita, coat rary to bor usual cus?
tom, did not at once distribute tho can
lies to her prison companions,but waited
until Wednesday night, when sh? urged
each of them to partake of the confec?
tions. ThE prisoners did so, and they
express the conviction that tho sweets
were drugged, for they soon .afterwards
fell into a deep sleep, and did not awake
throughout the night, although tho filing
of the iron bar of tho senorita's bedroom
window must have caused enough noise
to have awakened the prisoners under or?
dinary circumstances. 'm
People living in the vicinity of the Casa
de Recojidas have informed tho '.authori?
ties that they heard the noise of carriage
wheels shortly before midnight on Wed?
nesday, and this fact is supposed to have
connection with the prisoner's escape.
There is a division of opinion as to
whether the escape of tho senorita was
eiYectedpbyAmericans or by Cuban insur?
gents. The police arc hard at work in?
vestigating the escape, and all tho Span?
ish authoittiea along the coast, have been
communicated with, Iii the belief tbat'an
attempt may be mode to embark the se?
norita upon some vessel leaving Cuba for
tho United States or elsewhere.
Fernandez, the jailer in chargeTof tho
Casa \le Redoj 1(1 as, and four employes of
the government who were on duty there,
have been arrested, and are confined In?
communicado pending the result of the
inquiry being made into t he escape.
ALL LADIF.S cordially invited to at?
tend the (iriind Millinery Opening at
Knock's Baztar, 34 Saiein avenue.
BRYAN AT NASHVILLE.
lie Was One of the. Spei kers on Nebraska
Nashville, Oct. 9.?Tho celebration of
Nebraska day at the Tennessee Centen?
nial Exposition to-day was a notable suc?
cess. Thousands of people wore, present.
Tho exercises at the auditorium con
slstscl of addresses by Hon. Jtin.es Head,
Oovernor Taylor, Colonel A. S. Colyar,
Governor Holcoinb, Hon. AV. ,T. Bryan,
Senator A lion, and Hon. ^W. Ii. Starke.
A public reception was given tho iNe
braska visitors, followed by a luncheon.
Mr. Bryan was tho orator of the evening.
Philadelphia, Oct 9.?At a meeting
here to-day of tho representatives of
twelve breweries in the central and east?
ern part of tho State, practically tho
anthracite coal mining rogloc, an agree
merit was'signed for tho consolidation of
the twelve concerns Into oue corporation,
to be known bh the Central Pennsylvania
I Brew log Coin pan v. The company will
I have a cupital of $10,000,000.
TEAM RECORD BROKEN.
John R. Gentry and Robert J. Cut
it Down to 2:08.
Glens Fall., N. Y., Oct 9.?More than
11,1)00 persons saw the lowering ot the
world's double team record by John It.
Gentry and Robert J. from 2:09, made by
them nt Beluaout Park, to 2:00 to-day.
The truck was not so fast as earlier, in
the weel", owing to yesterday's rain. It
was fnily two seconds stow, with a cold
east wind blowing across the stretches.
The first attempt was a failure, only
2:11 beiug credited to them. Driver
Bowen seemed to be afraid to let them
out around the turns Iu the next two
attempts Roheit J. left his^feet at the
first turn each tinio, but the fourth time
they paced from the start
The first quarter was made in 0:32,
the half in 1:04 1-2, 'and the three-quar?
ters in 1:37 1-4. Then^Bowen turned on
the flectricity and the pair responded
nobly, the last quarter beiug coveted in
0:110 8 I- a 2:0:1 clip. When the time for
the mile. 2:0S, was announced the crowd
It was almost dark when Gentry a.atle
his attempt at the track record ot 2:01 1-2.
made by bitn l.i his race with Star
Pointer last year. He was paced today
by a runner. Notwithstanding the many
tr.iles ho made iu the afternoon he never
tired, going the quarter in 0:81, the half
in 1:01 1-2, the three-quarters iu 1:331-2
and finishing in 2:0:13 4.
Robert J. made a trial at the same
record. He made the first and second
quarters in 30 seconds each. Then his
previous work told on him,.and. notwith?
standing strenuous pushing byjBowenhe
slowed down to the three quarters in
1:83 1-2 and the full mile in 2:04 3-4.
NEW ASSORTMENT of Ready to
Wear Skirts at. Knock's Bazaar, 34 Salem
avenue, Tuetdny, Wednesday and Thurs?
A MINE ON FIRE.
The Sceue of t lie 1.ale Strike is Again the
Spot for Trouble.
Har.leton, Pa., Oct. 0.?The fire in Par
dee's mine, the Cranberry, which broke
outjlast uight. is ntll! raging, and there is
grave ?langer that it will spread to ad?
(Tlie number of men who are missing is
disputed. This morning the officials
stated that four men were lost, but a dil?
igent inquiry at the mines reveals ouly
two, James Forest and I'rbano Zernon.
They are dead beyond doubt.
Black ''amp accumulated In large
quantities and this afternoon fifteen men
who were lighting the (lames narrowly
escaped suffocation. I The entire party
were overcome while assisting eacli other
in crawling to the foot of tho aloop, but
a'l were saved.
He Denies Emphatically That He Intends
Resisting His Removal From Office.
Havana, Oct. 9.?General Weyler gave
to-day an emphatic and absolute denial
to the reports that, iie would resist re?
moval from his command iu Cuba, and
in certain contingencies espouse the ChtI
He said, according to the officisl ac?
counts: "My principles and my military
record are linn guarantees that 1 will
never oopose the constituted government,
whatever it may be. I never have put
obstacles in the way Df the government,
and "never shall. I have always obeyed
orders .?nd ? always shall. So far as pop?
ular demonstrations l>o, I accept them
only as expressions of approval of my
military policy and as tokens of personal
Madame Ana Milan de Bendou, who
has been in charge of the Now Hall at
Casa de Recojbias, where Senorita Evan
ge'inn Cisneros was confined and in whose
house in SHn Rafael .the police several
months ago found trunks containing dy?
namite and cartridges, is one of the tour
ooip'oyes whe, with tne jailer, have beeu
arrested and confined incommunicado
pending the result of the iniiuiry being
made into'tbe circunistnnces of the escape
of Senorita Clsneros.
AN INFORMER IN TERROR.
Prisoners in a Jail in Kentucky Try to
Kill One Whc Confessed.
Maysville, Ky., Oct. ?.?The ten pris?
oners received here from Newport last
night for the brutal assault upon Mrs.
Gleason, had a night of excitement.
"Dad" Meiner early in the night made
a confession to Sheriff Plummet, and the
other prisoners heard of it "and "tried to
organi/.f to punish him. They uttered
aocrry threats and curses and kept Met
uerMn a state of fear all night.
Meiner's statement has not been made
public, but he has given to the sherilT
the names of tho others who are guilty.
He says that ho does not propose to
HAD A BUSY WEEK.
Washington, Oct. 0???This has been a
busy week for the President and the
members of his Cabinet The principal
work was the preparation of the Presi
1 dent's annual message and the reports of
the various Cabinet officers. It was
stated to day that these reports were fur?
ther advanced than evr liefore known at
this time of the year.
WANT UNIFORM SYSTEM.
Now York, Oct. 9.?A conference of to?
bacco examiners from practically all the
ports of entry into the United Soato? will
be held In this city in tho near future to
secure an absolutely uniform system of
classification and assessment of duties at
ONLY A FEW LEFT
of those Special $10 Cleve?
lands. Better buy one and
get in the push. $37.00
cash, or $40 on install*
meats?$10 cash and $.">
per month. The best cy?
cling months are yet be?
ROANOKE CYCLE lO,
108 Salem avenue s. w.
OLD PAPERS for sale at Tho Times
office. Good for potting under carpets.
PRICE 3 CENTS
General Blanco is Appointed Gov?
ernor-General of Cuba.
TWENTY THOUSAND '.MEN TO GO
WITH IHK NEW COMMANDER.
GENERAL '.WEYLER CABLES TO
PREMIER SAGASTA THAT HIB
DUTY AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
IN THE ;FACE OF 1 HE ENEMY
PREVENTS HIS RESIGNING?PRE?
MIER SAGASTA'S REPLY.
Madrid, Oct. D.?The cabinet last night
decided Jupon the immediate recall of
Geuerul Weyler from Cuba. A jecree
was issued to-day 'appointing Capt.-Gen.
Blauco y Arenas, Marquis of Peua-Plata,
Liovernor general of the islnnd. The
queen regent sigued the decree this morn?
According to El Heraldo, twenty thou?
sand reinforcements wiHjicco;npauy Gen?
eral Blanco to Cuba.
In the course of the cable message sent
by Captain-Oeneral Weyler to Premier
Sagasta, placing his post in Cuba at the
disposal of the government, he said:
'If the fuuctions with which the gov?
ernment had entrusted me had been
merely those of governor-general of Cuba
I shonld have hastened to resigu. But
the two-fold character of my mission and
my duty as comtnnnder-inctiief in the
face of the enemj prevent *niy tendering
"Nevertheless, although I can rely
upon the ubso.ure, unconditional support,
of tho autonomists and constitutional
parties, as well as upon public opinion,
this would be insufficient without the
confidence of tho government, now more
than ever necessary tu nie after the cen?
sure of which I have been made the ob?
ject of by tho members and journals of
the liberal parly and by public opinion
In the United States, which latter is
largely Influenced by the former. Tht
confidence would 'be necessary to enable
me to put an end to the war, which has
already been virtually concluded from
our lines at Jucaro to Cape Antonio."
Senor Sagnsta replied: "I thank you
for your explanation and value your
frankness. I wish to assure you that the
government recognizes your services and
values them as they deserve, but it thinks
a change of policy In order to t-ucceed re?
quires that the authoiUles should bo at
one with tho ministry. This has noth?
ing to do with the confidence felt."'in you
by the government, for the liberals have
always said that tho responsibility for
a given policy does not fall upon'those
who carry it out, but upon the goveru
mout inspiring it. I ?hall communicate
your decision to the government shortly.**
Among the diplomatic changes report?
ed here as being !imminent is that the
Duke of Almordova or Peuor Muruaga
will replace Senor Duouy de Lome as
Spanish minister to tho"United States.
FALL AND WINTER OPENING
At Encck's Bazaar, 3-1 Salem avenue r
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
FIELD MAY RETIRE.
Washington, Oct. !>.?It is tho opinion
of some that when the supreme court
meets on Monday next Justice Field may
lake the occasion to announce his retire?
ment from the bench. He has passed the
age for retirement, but his great desire
was to hold tho record for the longest
service on the bench. This goal he
reached last August. It is the general
opinion that Attorney General Fteld will
he Mr. Field's successor. This was so
understood when he was called into tho
A WIFE-BEATER DEAD.
Newark, N. J., ct. D ?Robert Henton,
who on yesterday beat his wife with a
club until she was insensible and then
tired two bullets Into his own head, died
here this morning.
RHODES SERIOUSLY ILL.
Cape Town, Oct. 1).?Cecil Rhodes, the
former premier of Cape Colony, is seri?
ously ill at Inynngn.
I have several customers wanting
houses to rent or buy. Parties having
good property will please call and list
them with me.
TU LEY J. MITCHELL,
Real Estate and Rontal Agent, opposite
Terry bidding ou Campbell avenue.
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